The Swami and Winston
Penguin Petit

The Swami and Winston

A Radio Play (Penguin Petit)


"‘A playwright of world stature’—Mario Relich, Wasafiri The Swami and Winston is the second radio play to feature amateur sleuth Uma Rao, wife of Bangalore's Superintendent of Police. Lady Montefiore, an English aristocrat, has been murdered outside a Hindu temple. A Burberry raincoat and a mischievous dog provide the only clues about the identity of the murderer. But what could be the motive for her murder? Uma's second investigation brings her into contact with religious fanaticism in the extreme. ‘At last we have a playwright who gives sixty million English-speaking Indians an identity’—Alyque Padamsee ‘Powerful and disturbing’—The New York Times"


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Mahesh Dattani
Mahesh Dattani
"Mahesh Dattani is a playwright, screenwriter, film-maker and stage director with several scripts and productions to his credit. As a writer, he was awarded the prestigious Sahitya Akademi award in 1998. He has directed and scripted critically acclaimed films like Mango Soufflé and Morning Raga. His screenplays, along with his stage plays, have been published by Penguin. Dattani is also a workshop facilitator for several writing and acting courses, having conducted workshops in many parts of the world, most notably at Portland State University in Oregon, USA. He has collaborated with international theatre companies like Border Crossings, most recently at Shanghai with Chinese, Swedish and English actors. He also writes scripts for BBC Radio 4. His current works include a stage adaptation of Paulo Coelho’s classic best-seller The Alchemist and also the script of Brief Candle, directed by Lillete Dubey."
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